Welcome to Girlguiding Oxfordshire
With over 6,000 members, Girlguiding Oxfordshire is a thriving organisation, offering girls in the county the opportunity to build confidence, learn new skills and make friends for life in a unique, girls-only space.
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Guiding Recognition and Thanks
Recognition of commitment and dedication to guiding locally and national is for everyone. There are several types of awards including a thanks badge, good service brooch and long service awards. In addition to these there are Discretionary awards…
Thinking Day on the Air
Thinking Day on The Air 2015 2015 sees the 25th consecutive year in which there has been a Thinking Day on the Air station on Oxfordshire run by the same team. We believe this is a record and plan to celebrate. The event will be held at Dean Court Community Centre, West Oxford on 21st and 22nd February 2015 and is open to all sections. As well as activities linked to Communications and Amateur Radio there will be Crafts with an International theme.
Queens Guide Congratulations
Congratulations to Emily Idziaczek, leader with 1st Bodicote Guides who was presented with her Queens Guide award at Harry Potter Word on 17 January 2015.
Emily was lucky enough to travel abroad with Girlguiding twice, while under taking the award. Firstly to New Zealand as part of an Anglia region trip and then to the World Scout Moot in Canada. Emily describes these as the parts she enjoyed the most as she met many new people especially in Canada. This was because there were people from lots of different countries and cultures. During the event there was one day that was just for discovering different people’s cultures.
Abingdon and Wantage Guiders Volunteering for the Vale Award
On Saturday 11th October 2014, Girl Guiding Division Commissioner Sally Matthews, District Commissioner Pam Palmer, Cuide Leader and County International Advisor Wendy Faulkner and Brownie Leader Catherine Kramer were presented with Volunteering for the Vale Awards 'in recognition of our wonderful dedication and commitment to the youth of Wantage and Radley through our work with the Girl Guides'.
Remembrance Ceremonies attended by Guiding across County
Guiding members across the County have this morning attended Remembrance Sunday services to honour Oxfordshire's war dead.
Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. On this day people across the nation pause to reflect on the sacrifices made by our brave Service men and women.
International Cookery Competition
Congratulations to all those who took part in this year’s county international cookery competition. This year there were nine teams with cuisine from Mexico, China, Italy, Brazil, Hungry and Nicaragua. Everyone from the youngest guide to the mature members of the trefoil guild had fun working in small groups while cooking in the outdoors producing a two course meal.
Friends of Girlguiding Oxfordshire
Girlguiding Oxfordshire is part of Girlguiding the largest voluntary organisation for girls and women in the UK which has been inexistence for over 100 years.
Friends of Girlguiding Oxfordshire are seeking enthusiastic members from both inside and outside Guiding.
Their aim is to stimulate interest and support in Girlguiding Oxfordshire, whilst supporting members with finical assistance when required. You can find out more about friends of Girlguiding Oxfordshire including how to become a friend by completing the application form here.
Up and coming events for 2014
Friday February 21st Thinking Day Lunch followed by the AGM.
Friday May 2nd Bridge Drive at Eynsham Village Hall.
Oxfordshire Guides 200 Club is run by Girlguiding Oxfordshire. All proceeds from the draw, after provision of prizes and legitimate expenses is devoted to furthering the objects of Girlguiding Oxfordshire, most recently the money has been used towards the up keep of Jubilee House. Applications to join the scheme can be made by completing and returning the form found here.
Participation in the scheme is open to all members of the association, the Trefoil Guild and all Friends of Guiding, aged 18 and over, upon payment of the annual fee.
Can your unit fit "Just one more"?
Girlguiding UK’s current focus is on encouraging Leaders to do their bit to help us grow guiding by finding 'room for just one more'. Did you know that if every unit in Girlguiding UK increased in size by one more one girl, around 27,500 more girls would have access to everything guiding had to offer?
I've done something great with Guiding!
Have you done something great with Guiding recently? Or do you have something fabulous planned for the future?
Whether you’ve been on an exciting trip, welcomed a special visitor to a unit meeting, or even won an award, we want to hear about it!